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Katy ISD to Offer Commercial Driver’s License Program Next Fall


March 6, 2023

By Natalie Cook Clark

Katy ISD announced they will offer a Commercial Driver’s License program starting in the fall. The program will be open to students turning 18 years old and the average salary for a truck driver is $81,999 a year.

Katy Students Can Earn their CDL

Katy ISD will start offering a new Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) program next fall in partnership with the District’s Raines Academy and Rio Grande Valley (RGV) Services LLC. The program will be available for rising 11th grade students turning 18 years old and interested in obtaining their CDL for a future career.

“With access to one of the world’s largest ports serving the region, the state of Texas and the United States, along with multiple warehouses in the Katy area, this program is an excellent opportunity for our students to explore this lucrative career locally,” says Katy ISD Superintendent Ken Gregorski.

According to the employment website Indeed, the average salary for a truck driver is $81,999 per year. The District will host CDL informational programs across its high school campuses this month.

Informational Programs:

March 29, 2023

8:30 a.m.- Mayde Creek High School

11:00 a.m.- Morton Ranch High School

1:00 p.m.- Taylor High School

March 30, 2023

8:30 a.m.- Jordan High School

11:00 a.m.- Seven Lakes High School

1:00 p.m.- Tompkins High School

March 31, 2023

8:30 a.m.- Paetow High School

11:00 a.m.- Katy High School

1:00 p.m.- Cinco Ranch High School

Endorsements Offered

The Raines Academy CDL program will provide training and licensing for Class A (no additional endorsement) or Class A with a Class B Passenger/School Bus Endorsement.

“Through this partnership, Katy ISD will be providing students with free training that can lead to job opportunities after graduation and will ultimately assist with the current supply needs across the country,” says Gregorski.

Fill out this survey if you're interested and want more information and an invite to the informational meeting.


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